53 Weekly Themes For Your 2011 Project 365

53 Weekly Themes For Your 2011 Project 365

Then end of one year brings the promise of something new in the one ahead. Last year DPS challenged you to start a Project 365, or Photo A Day, in 2010. We’re doing the same for 2011 and we’d love to know your plans!

As a helpful suggestion, I have complied a spreadsheet for those needing some structure or looking for advice. The sheet is available here for download in Excel format (Project 365 Calendar). It contains a list of 52 different themes, one for each week of 2011, to aid your creativity if you get stuck. By no means is anyone required to complete this assignment exactly as written because a Project 365 should be about what interests you. It’s merely meant to help keep the motivation up when it starts to wane (around week two).

I’ve also included a column for each day of the week for those planners out there who want to list it all out. It’s also a great way to capture future image ideas and reference them later. Need further help in staying motivated? Jim Goldstein has a post here on DPS just for you; 11 Tips to Succeed with a Photo365 Project.

To recap the post from last year, “What is a Project365?  While they can take many forms depending on your hobbies, for photography’s sake it’s the simple act of taking a picture every day for a year. Many people will then post the photos on their blog, Flickr, Picasa Web Albums or just send them to friends. The format of presenting is not the important part of the project, although it can become a very useful way to keep committed to the project.”

Now then, here is a link to the spreadsheet and below is the list itself for those wanting to adapt it to their own note keeping method. I tried to pick subject matter that did not require much, if any, travel far from home. It may take some creativity to caputure a few of the subjects, but you are a photographer, you are creative by nature! Have a great time shooting in 2011

Note: You will notice the spreadsheet starts on January 1st. That ‘week’ only counts for January 1st and 2nd. After those dates, the calendar assumes the weeks start on Monday.

Week Starts Theme
Jan 01 Newness
Jan 03 Cold
Jan 10 Breakfast
Jan 17 Macro
Jan 24 Tired
Jan 31 Sleep
Feb 07 Body Parts
Feb 14 Romance
Feb 21 Spirit
Feb 28 Vegetables
Mar 07 Underneath
Mar 14 Spring/Autumn
Mar 21 Planning
Mar 28 Fools
Apr 04 Excitement
Apr 11 Work
Apr 18 Growth
Apr 25 Trees
May 02 Mother
May 09 Up
May 16 Anger
May 23 Temptation
May 30 Looking in
Jun 06 Party
Jun 13 Father
Jun 20 Swing
Jun 27 Lighting Experimentation
Jul 04 Red, White, Blue
Jul 11 Family
Jul 18 Summer/Winter
Jul 25 Time
Aug 01 Water
Aug 08 Shadows
Aug 15 Peace
Aug 22 Defeat
Aug 29 Sunset
Sep 05 Spice
Sep 12 The Kitchen
Sep 19 Autumn/Spring
Sep 26 Tools
Oct 03 Colors
Oct 10 My Neighbors
Oct 17 On The Shelf
Oct 24 Memories
Oct 31 Texture
Nov 07 Wind
Nov 14 Music
Nov 21 Gathering
Nov 28 Beyond Reach
Dec 05 Smiles
Dec 12 After
Dec 19 Winter/Summer
Dec 26 Oldness

Note: A few people have been kind enough to create Google Calendars of this schedule to be freely shared. Here is one example from DPS reader Chris Morgan. If you have GMail calendars set up, click Add then New Calendar and add that link in. If you use the likes of iCal, just click on the link and add as you would another calendar. Thanks!

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  • Barbara January 18, 2013 01:58 am

    This year I got my project started. My photos don't have any particular theme except that all mean something to me and I have a small post to accompany each. I have had to dig back into my 2011/12 files as I have been 'laid up' for 6 months.
    My experience with this project so far has been great. With each photo I go back over each shoot that I did reliving the wonderful moments that I had!
    Take the chance and try a 365 for whatever reason - you will enjoy it....

    [eimg url='http://itsinthepicture365.com/2013/01/17/wheres-my-dinner/' title='wheres-my-dinner']

  • Riki January 2, 2013 04:31 pm

    Can someone update this for 2013? The year has just started and it would be cool if this continues~

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  • Ruben February 21, 2012 08:56 pm

    @Jeff I will sugest follow it again, and then you can also compare the pictures you take from one year to the next one. :-)

    I am trying to select one of my pictures of each week, to select the best of each topic.
    If anyone of you have time to review them and select 1 out of every set of 7 ( week ) I will appreciate your coments.

    I am willing to print them out in a little 52Pictures Booklet.

    See you later!


  • Jeff February 10, 2012 05:12 am

    Has the calendar been updated for 2012? Can the calendar be made so the list recurs annually? Thanks. :-)

  • Ruben January 25, 2012 10:35 pm

    Thankyou for this list, it was very helffull last year I started. I think I will continue this year also

    feel free to take a look at
    My Project
    and coment or criticise them freely.


  • Svetlana P January 1, 2012 04:35 pm

    Is there going to be a new theme list for 2012? I thought to do that project as well.

  • Helina October 18, 2011 01:53 am

    http://365project.org/wheresmyfeetat/ my 365project :)

  • Scott Jacobson July 30, 2011 12:32 pm

    I just bought a DSLR, Sony Nex-5c, and just found this website this week.

    This Project 365 sounds like fun.

    Here's my submission for the "Time" theme this week: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51297275@N07/?savedsettings=5988948741#photo5988948741

    It's my dog McKenzie with her leash and harness waiting for her walk. She's always on Time.

  • Erica May 5, 2011 02:44 am

    I bought a DSLR for the first time last year and thought a Project 365 would be the perfect way to learn it and hone my photography style. 5 months into the project, I am loving it! You can find my project here:


  • JessiBerry April 14, 2011 06:18 pm

    I am a little late on this Project 352 this year. It is my first time doing it. A few of my friends have been trying to talk me into it for a couple years and now that I am not working or in school (had a baby) I figure it is something to do when he is napping.

    My Project 365

    I would appreciate feedback on the images, there is nothing like constructive criticism when looking to improve! I just don't have a DSLR, just my point-and shoot. I include the exif info even though there isn't anything I play with my camera in relation to that.

    Thanks for checking out my blog and offering help when and if you can! :)

  • Shlomo March 25, 2011 10:10 pm

    im in the middle of my project i cant bealive that by the end of this weekend iwill be at 50% in and so far i didnt reuse or anything like that everyday is a new photo taken that day i do feel that there are days that im stuck or had no ideas what to take so i took any old simple picture that came to my eye
    and this list has gaven me some great idea's and another way to open my eyes

    two weeks ago i went to Lapland which made it to open my eyes to diffrent stuff and i would like to share the trip album, as well as my 365 project(link is by my name)


  • Stefan February 25, 2011 01:03 am

    Loving the themes. Only doing a weekly picture but it is great to have a focus for each picture.

    You can find my images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/phantomguitarist/sets/72157625739861520/with/5465739245/

  • Stefan Dumbleton February 24, 2011 06:58 pm

    This list is excellent and really allowing me to focus. Due to family commitments I'm only doing 1 a week but this gives me extra time to create the vision.

    Check out my photoset on flickr:


  • Ruben February 14, 2011 10:51 am

    One week more over. The Theme "Body Parts" I would say it was not one of my favourites haha.. but still I made it trough the 7 pictures.
    Here I have them (free for coments)


    Next week will be Romance lets see how this week works out.

  • Shlomo February 14, 2011 05:19 am

    its never to late to start i started my challange (365 project) in sep 26
    here is my album for u to see


  • Philip February 11, 2011 11:26 am

    I've also started a Project 52 with this list :)

  • Luzelle February 8, 2011 09:52 pm

    I just read this blog.. isnt too late to participate in this challenge?

  • Sapphire St February 8, 2011 03:01 pm

    I have decided to try this^^
    Shall catch up on the weeks I missed.

  • Natallia February 7, 2011 06:25 am

    And this is my take on the project :)


  • Aarti February 4, 2011 10:38 pm

    Lovely.... Am doing the Project365 too.. Dont know if i can follow these topics, but shall try... :)

  • carbon poker February 3, 2011 01:11 am

    Great themes. I will try them for some of my blogs. Thanks for writing this post:)

  • Ruben February 1, 2011 10:12 am

    To have the feeling of "group" I have been searching for followers on my blog, It has given me some results, we are all doing our P365 in some different ways but since some of us are following the Topics, It is nice to compare our ideas and inspiration shown in the pictures.

    @salman shaf _ If it is one a day or one per week, I would be glad to take a look on yours so I will suggest you to publish your link :-)

    I would like to choose one of each set of 7 pictures, so if you can guive me some feed back on which one you like the most, it would be great.

    Here is mine.


  • Salman Shaf January 31, 2011 03:33 am

    Is there anyway I can get into that facebook group? You can remove me later if you consider anything as misbehaviour. I am looking for a like minded environment where a few of us are working on the same project each week and I can learn from their work. I dont mean to be a prude and this is going to exclusively for learning and criticism. I would like to learn how they are taking their pictures and post mine. Here on DPS, everybody is doing their own thing and its not a 'group' feeling.

    Please if you dont mind, I would like to join the group and share my (at most 3) weekly assignments. I am trying to do at least 1 picture a week on the subject and not 7.

  • WBC January 28, 2011 10:01 am

    Thank you for this theme list!

    A few of us started a private group on facebook this year and we post up our daily pictures so the others in the group can comment and provide feedback. This does a few things:

    * We limited it to friends of friends - this creates a dinner party atmosphere that everyone knows everyone else through someone else that is there. Keeps people from being obnoxious.

    * Keeps us shooting every day.

    * Allows for feedback in a very controlled group that people can take well.

    It's been going great and in just a few weeks my non portrait photography has improved by magnitudes - because of (1) The feedback each day on things I can think of next, (2) The other great stuff I am seeing in our group is done by people that I know and that pushes me to try harder.

    But without this post and list I'd be nowhere

    so thank you!

  • Gary DiBenedict January 26, 2011 12:45 pm

    i thought tell how glad i found you. last year i had 3 surgeries. i just got a digital camera. i always used 35mm before. looking forward this.my camera is an power shot sx30 is. again thank you for all that you do.

  • Salman Shaf January 25, 2011 12:48 pm

    I am keeping up with these themes with at least one picture a week on the theme. I would like to find a place to post these for critique and share other members' work. Can we tag them on flickr a specific way for others to find? can we post it on a blog site somewhere? I just dont know how else to expand them out for critique.
    If you have any ideas, please share.


  • Lisa January 24, 2011 05:13 am

    thanks this list is really got me going.....cant wait to see what other people has posted
    here is the link to my page via fb and the first couple of weeks


  • Mandy Miller January 23, 2011 09:06 am

    Thank you so much for this post and the list! I'm on my third year of Project 365 on my blog, and I've been seriously struggling for inspiration. It got bad enough that I found myself only taking one or two photos a week, and my enthusiasm just wasn't there.

    Your list has inspired me, though, because it provides themes without them being too narrow. I've just completed taking the last photo in my first theme, Breakfast. Thank you!

  • Michelle January 23, 2011 08:01 am

    I love this list of themes! I am doing a project 365 and am finding it may get rather "boring" to have a picture of my kids every day. I need to switch it up a bit, and this is a great list to get me thinking!

  • anja January 19, 2011 12:22 pm

    here my first results... http://squarekitchen.blogspot.com/2011/01/6365-i-am-still-new-here.html

  • Angela January 19, 2011 04:50 am

    Well I'm just starting and a new DSLR and Im ready to get started I'm so excited. Well see how it goes!

  • Stephanni StardustPhotographyOnline January 18, 2011 07:43 am

    My first post! :) Hi. Well, I just tried the macro setting with reversing my lens. MAN that was difficult to stay steady and hold it against the body of my camera! :) Although I enjoy the florals which are perfect for macro photography, I wanted to do something more unique. So, I grabbed a vintage stage ring I use when I'm performing, and set it up for the shot. Let me know if this is what "macro" really is, as I'm still learning, THANKS! :) http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=193418304005133&set=a.192306594116304.52420.117521448261486#!/photo.php?fbid=193418304005133&set=a.192306594116304.52420.117521448261486

  • pamvickery January 16, 2011 10:43 pm

    Oops, link doesn't work. If you want to see what we done, just do a Facebook search for PamandRhonda Photos.

  • pamvickery January 16, 2011 09:38 pm

    Completed my 365 day Project for 2010 and wanted to do something similar for 2011 but not a picture a day again. A friend and I came up with something a little different. We have set up a separate Facebook account and are each going to post two photos a week based on a theme. We have invited all our friends to vote by clicking on the "like" button of the photo they think best captures the theme for the week (they can't tell who took which photo). As an added incentive, I am keeping a spreadsheet of the people who vote each week and we are going to award the one with the most weeks voted every quarter with a framed print of their choice. We've just completed week one and we already have almost 200 friends. The comments are great and people really seem to be enjoying it..

    Check it out at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=100001616759247

  • Michael K January 16, 2011 09:03 pm

    What a great idea!!!

    Only started last Monday, so have my first week done. Lasted 3 days before I started running out of idea's but I figure that's the idea - to force me to get out.

    Anyway...you can check out my effort here: http://www.michaelkalman.net

    Love the idea of the weekly themes, even if it;s just to give me a bit of a starting point.

    - Michael.

  • regiina January 16, 2011 04:31 pm

    Loved the idea. I hope to make it through all weeks...


  • Allison January 16, 2011 04:16 pm

    Thank you very much for this post. This is my second attempt at Project 365 (I almost completed on in 2008) Anyway I appreciate the help and will definetly save this spread sheet for future ideas!

  • Edna B January 16, 2011 01:02 am

    I set this goal for myself last year, and I did pretty good with it. I may have missed a month's worth of days. And yes, I do post a lot of my photos on my blog. You can check it out at:

  • Colin January 15, 2011 05:55 pm

    I made one that you can use for Google Calenders, here is the short link for it: http://goo.gl/16BVx
    Here is the long link for it: http://6d63kpffjtisi0ma2n7aib0geg@group.calendar.google.com/
    NOTE: You might want to change the May 7 And Nov 7 event back to normal. (Just backspace til the slash mark)

  • Fareed Amin January 15, 2011 07:08 am

    Many thanks, I have started my 2011 365 project and already getting invitations to present about it by year end, the pressure is already up!

    One of the challenges I face is when I am running out of time left for the day and have no subjects to shoot. This theme sheet will help with some last minute ideas as I don't like to stick to a fixed theme even for a week, for me each day has to have a new challenge for me :)

    Please do visit my site and hope you enjoy following my project. Your kind words are what will keep me going and your critiques will be what will make me better!


  • Larimie January 15, 2011 12:37 am

    I did a similar challenge last year, 2010 Photo Challenge: http://larimieleigh.com/2010-photo-challenge/ Instead of taking a picture everyday I took one for the week. It keep me active with my photography but didn't become over whelming. I plan to do another photo challenge this year, details coming soon! www.larimieleigh.com :)

  • Lindsay January 14, 2011 05:36 pm

    This is a great idea!

  • Kristy January 14, 2011 04:42 pm

    I'm looking for others with Flickr accounts who are following these themes for the year.

    My Flickr account is linked, please add me / send a message and I'll add you : )

    Take care!

  • Anjum January 14, 2011 02:32 am

    Fantastic ideas for each week - and that google calendar is sooo helpful! love it, DPS!

  • Marion Carroll January 13, 2011 09:53 pm

    I have started mine - 365 HydePark - a year in the life of a city park. Hyde Park is in the middle of Sydney and there is always something going on. Hope it will be a great year. http://365hydepark.blogspot.com/

  • Nick Altena January 13, 2011 09:38 pm

    Sorry, I was to fast....
    The problem was on my site, i have to re-install Exel and now its working
    Thanks for this one.

  • Nick Altena January 13, 2011 09:22 pm

    For some reason I only can download the Project 365 Calendar and save it to my disk, but after that I can't open it ??
    What am I doing wrong ?

    Sorry for my mistakes in Enlisch , but I'm from the Netherlands and Englisch writing is not the most easy part to do for me... but reading is no problem.
    Thanks for youre time so far , and keep up this good work !

  • Valerie January 13, 2011 07:25 pm

    Thank you so much for the list of themes!!! A little added structure helps me immensely.

  • Olivia Sierra January 13, 2011 06:12 pm

    I am assuming that www.365project.org is not this project... I thot it was until today. :( O.

  • Paddy Kennedy January 13, 2011 06:00 pm

    I have just started a project, not a 365, just lasting 16 weeks (at the moment, may extend). I put 16 themes into a hat and every Monday I draw out one to pursue for the week, so I can't plan some shots well in advance.
    I'm uploading one photo a day to flickr based on the theme
    Currently 4 days into week 1, the theme is light (haven't been to liberal with it though). Loving it so far!! :D

  • Stila January 13, 2011 04:23 pm

    The weekly themes idea is great! Thank you, I will certainly use it when I need some inspiration..meaning really often :P

    I started my first project 365 for year 2011:

    good luck to everyone else who's attempting at doing it!!

  • Thomas Wilson January 13, 2011 03:32 pm

    I am attempting my first 365 this year with a Dictionary theme. All of my pictures, well after 3 days, are visual interpretations of dictionary definitions. It's shameless self-promotion, but my photos are at the link below if you want to check it out:


  • Salman S January 13, 2011 03:10 pm

    I am looking for a spot to place all my P365 photos in one place, for critique, entertainment, comments, whatever. I couldnt find a place (other then a blog website) pertaining to this particular list. Are other people following it? and where are they placing the photos to be collectively viewed? If we are going to post it on flickr, can we come across a tag mechanism so we can all tag them with the same keywords?


  • doodles January 11, 2011 03:34 pm

    rene, what is the iCal?

  • Rachel January 11, 2011 01:49 am

    Just wanted to share a different idea I had for the last day of the "cold" themed week =)

    [eimg url='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_gjWpByJbU8g/TSo0IiJQ2jI/AAAAAAAAC0w/shGZxpfYC9g/s1600/_MG_4140%2Bcopy.jpg' title='_MG_4140%2Bcopy.jpg']

  • Rene January 9, 2011 10:57 pm

    great idea! I'm a new DSLR owner and this will be a great way to keep focused on learning! I added the iCal already!!!!

  • Jeff Johnson January 7, 2011 03:40 am

    I love this. Very inspiring idea.

    - Nikon D90 lover

  • doodles January 7, 2011 03:31 am

    this is just the project I need to kick start my plan or getting better.


  • Monika January 6, 2011 07:16 pm

    This year I've also joined this wonderful project ^_^
    Here are my photos:

  • Bob Crowe January 6, 2011 05:32 pm

    Here's mine: http://downtownstlouis365.blogspot.com/ . This is a spin-off from my St. Louis Daily Photo Blog, which is almost four years old - http://saintlouismodailyphoto.blogspot.com/ .

  • Shlomo January 6, 2011 05:24 pm

    i have to ask for all thoses who are doing or did project 365 for ever month that was finished did u do a collage?

  • Shlomo January 6, 2011 06:40 am

    Mindy u can post any were u want in my opinon u can follow up how ever you want


  • anja January 6, 2011 03:56 am

    thanks for the excellent ideas. 5 days ago i started a project 365. i know i wont be every day online, but i give it a try... till now it works good ;-) http://squarekitchen.blogspot.com/search/label/%5Bproject%20365%5D

  • Mindy Curtis January 5, 2011 05:20 pm

    This is the first time I am joining this project. I will do my best to take a picture a day and I really hope it helps me with the quality of my pictures.
    I do have a question -- aside from posting the picture on my blog, is there a place where I'm to show that I'm participating in this on this website? Like a place to link to or something?

    THANKS! I look forward to learning from you in the coming year!

  • Ken Wah January 5, 2011 11:24 am

    When I read about Project 365 few weeks ago I decided to do it for 2011. Day 5 and I'm still going strong!

    Hope to see more people take the journey with me. Please visit my website and give comments! (Click on my name)

  • Jessica S. January 5, 2011 07:12 am

    I've been doing a daily photoblog for almost two years now and I love it.


  • Rachel January 5, 2011 04:08 am

    I've been wanting to do a 365 project for years... 4 days down, so far so good =) The weekly themes definitely made it less intimidating to think of being creative every single day. Here's where I'm doing it: 365byRUE.blogspot.com

  • Jeremy Johnson January 4, 2011 11:04 pm

    This is my first day of the Photo a Day 365 project. It also doubles as this weeks 'cold' theme. However, for some reason this photo strikes me as 'warm-cold'. The photo has a horizontal division line separating the frozen water below and the tunnel light above. Somehow it is also a dividing line between warm tones and cool tones. I'm not sure how that happened, but I have a 3 part question.........is this a 'technically' good photo, a 'technically' and 'creatively' good photo, both or neither?


  • Louis-418 January 4, 2011 06:48 pm


    Great idea!!! I decided to try it.


  • Jean-Pierre January 4, 2011 02:16 pm

    I'm on day 187 of mine. I could use this list for new ideas and structure. Thanks!

  • Shlomo January 4, 2011 12:23 pm

    This is a great list i started my 365 project on Sep 26 2010 im allready useing this list for more idea's on what i can take a pictrue of thanks for the help

    Heres my link to the album of my 365 project


  • Tito Texidor III January 4, 2011 04:34 am

    This is great! Thanks for the themes!! I am too busy for a 365 day challenge...so I will most likely be doing a 52 week change and stick to a photo a week (but a really really really good one, hopefully) .

  • April January 3, 2011 09:16 pm

    I could never do a Project 265, so a weekly project is ideal for me... exciting!

  • MeKole January 3, 2011 08:59 pm

    Thanks for this! I am totally doing the 365 and I'm glad I have something to help guide me. I hope by doing this I can learn my camera more and grow as well.


    The Photographer In MeKole

  • carolyn January 3, 2011 06:31 pm

    I didn't wait til 2011.

    I've made it almost a month already. Fingers crossed I make it!!

  • harold January 3, 2011 06:24 pm

    i tried last year but failed after a month, and I will do my best to successfully do it this year. wish me luck...

  • Mihaila Catalin January 3, 2011 06:05 pm

    for all Deviantart users: Don't hesitate to approached me ... http://mckatalyn.deviantart.com/ ... for featuring you in the journal.

  • Mihaila Catalin January 3, 2011 06:03 pm

    hei ... i love the idea and i'm promoting it on www.deviantart.com ... i have put it in a journal entry ... hope is ok and i didn't broke any copyright agreement ... http://mckatalyn.deviantart.com/ ...

  • Alvis January 3, 2011 05:37 pm

    I did this in 2009. I'm going to do it again this year. But I'll have to start today and go through Jan. 3, 2012. You can see my 2009 pics here: http://meandalvis365.blogspot.com/

    I had a lot of fun with it, even though I missed a few days. My goal this year is not to miss any. In 2009 I think I got some really good images, several mediocre ones, and a few that just blew. One of my objectives was to document life, not necessarily to create great images. Hopefully this year I can focus more on the artistic aspect.

    I'm also planning on doing 100 Strangers this year (or however long it takes).


  • noreen January 3, 2011 04:28 pm

    The 365 project is one of the New Year's Resolution. I just wish I can pull this one off until the end. Thanks for this list because I so needed them. This will be reference.

    I survived two days already, so cheers to 362 more days. :)

  • Baggy January 3, 2011 04:21 pm

    I started mine this year with the New Year. I hope I can make it through the year.


  • Jamie January 3, 2011 02:29 pm


    My first shot for my 365! I'm so happy w/ how it turned out.

  • Peter (Thailon) Misovic January 3, 2011 01:32 pm

    @Adriana_G : great albums!

  • Charity Miles January 3, 2011 01:31 pm

    Thank you Peter. Once again you deliver great ideas with a simple approach. Thank you.

  • Adriana_G January 3, 2011 12:29 pm

    I've just completed Project365 based on your inspiring post last year. I'll be having a rest - as will my camera - then I'll be starting another project. The Project52 sounds appealing and the weekly topics will come in handy.

    Here's my Project365 photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/virtualjottings/collections/72157623350897905/

  • Filipa January 3, 2011 12:01 pm

    I've just started my 365 days project.
    I'm aware that it’s a tough challenge, but I have to admit I’m pretty excited about it. Thank you for all the tips and guides. Feel free to give me feedback on my pictures and share any tips you might find useful.


    Happy New Year!

  • Gem January 3, 2011 11:54 am

    Is there a Flickr pool for these? That would help.

  • Yvonne January 3, 2011 10:54 am

    I have done this project for the two years and it has become a habit. I will try your subject one, with one exception, i have changed father with spice to fit austalian father's day in September

  • Ophelia January 3, 2011 09:05 am

    Thank you for sharing this great idea!
    I'm on my 199th day today and sure that the themes will surely help me for the next 166 days (got stuck and ran out of ideas so many times along the way).

    Cheers for the new start! :)

  • Nashid January 3, 2011 08:54 am

    Well now I get it. Well here are some pictures for the theme ‘Cold’ in my flickr. If you want to see, add me in flickr as ‘n@shid’ to view the pictures:






  • Nashid January 3, 2011 08:42 am

    Hi can I submit the photo for 2011 Project 365?

  • Sherwin January 3, 2011 07:17 am

    I'll be starting my project this week. although instead of photo a day I will make it Photo a week since I wont be able to take a photograph on a daily basis due to work restraints. Anyway I hope everyone's project will be a success.

    Good luck to all and Happy New Year


  • Ken Wah January 3, 2011 06:47 am

    hm....my comments are not going through....

  • Ellana January 3, 2011 06:06 am

    I have decidd to be less ambitious this year and do P52 ( one great shot a weeK, rather than daily) as I fuond last year it started to become a chore to shoot everyday and thats not Y i wanted to do it. This list will be great for inspiration when I'm lagging or have a mental block. Thanks heaps. xo

  • Aimee Giese | Greeblemonkey January 3, 2011 06:04 am

    I toyed with doing a 365 but decided it's just not going to work with my schedule. But I *certainly* need to get more regular with my shooting. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  • Amryl Malek January 3, 2011 03:20 am

    I started this year. Hopefully I can go all the way through.

  • Amryl Malek January 3, 2011 03:13 am

    I've started my Project 365 on 1st Jan 2011. I hope I can get it done all the way! Wish me luck.

    You can find my Project 365 at my blog or my flickr

  • Ann Marie January 3, 2011 03:02 am

    Thanks for the great information! I started my 365 New Years Day. Hopefully I will make it through the year. This is my first attempt.

  • Sean January 3, 2011 02:53 am

    ONe of my facebook friends posted this link for as I've already started my photo a day challenge. Thanks for the list, will probably use it at some point.

  • Ken January 3, 2011 01:53 am

    When I read about this project few weeks ago I've decided to do it for 2011. Thanks for the article to keep me motivated!
    So far I think I've done ok. Hope to see more people take the journey with me!


  • robin January 2, 2011 09:45 pm

    i am going to do my best to complete the whole year and not stop after 3 months. wish me luck.

  • Ruben January 2, 2011 09:07 pm

    I have just started my project for 2011, Thankyou for the guide and I hope I can achieve the 365.
    I put here the link I hope I might get some followers and feedback on the pictures.
    From the 5 posts above I see only one link I will take a look also.
    But is there a place where I can publish my blog for theese means?

    Tankyou and have Fun! Best Wishes for All!


  • Peter (Thailon) Misovic January 2, 2011 08:49 pm

    Good idea Peter ! I will try to do my best ...

  • Juan January 2, 2011 08:27 pm

    This year I swear I'm gonna do it!!! Again jejejejej

  • Lisa January 2, 2011 07:50 pm

    I am on year two of a 365 project so thanks for the ideas. I decided t take all my pictures with a little horse - I am not sure if that makes it easier or more difficult.


    [eimg url='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_yErOpdz27pQ/TR9UnFybZnI/AAAAAAAAD-w/xkvis1BvqOI/s320/246PonyUp.jpg' title='246PonyUp.jpg']

  • Kim Sonksen January 2, 2011 05:56 pm

    I am not hot on a picture a day but I love the thought of a picture a week - once I have mastered that, I can look towards a picture a day next year...I just don't want this to turn into a chore for me rather than fun.
    The list is fantastic and will help me to get out of my comfort zone and stop using the "auto" mechanism all the time :)

  • Jed Link January 2, 2011 05:50 pm

    I just finished my 2010 Project 365 - here's a retrospective post summarizing some of what I learned both in photography and some best practices for the project itself. P365 is a huge commitment, but I for one found it to be tremendously rewarding and well worth it.



  • Hubman January 2, 2011 04:53 pm

    I love this idea! I'm not sure how many of the themes I'll actually use, but I've saved the spreadsheet for when I'm running short on motivation.

  • Felicia Broschart January 2, 2011 04:26 pm

    Just finished my 365 from 2010. I sure could have used these last year!! I am going to save it though. I'm thinking of doing a 52 project this year, but I think I'll start in February. Thanks for the list!

  • Valerie January 2, 2011 04:25 pm

    Completed my first 365 photo inspiration project for the year 2010.
    Have already started year two!

    It's a photo a day with a related scripture, quote, lyric - however it comes together this year.
    It was a great way to stay motivated last year - and am excited to do it again this year!

  • dee_gee January 2, 2011 04:08 pm

    These are great ideas! I am going to put them in my diary to remind me to do this each week.
    However, as some of these themes are based on American calendar dates, I will probably swap the Mother theme on May 02 for the UK Mothering Sunday week of March 28. Though "fools" doesn't quite work in May..!

  • Roger January 2, 2011 03:36 pm

    As someone looking to expand on my photog hobby this will give me a good place to start!!

  • ScottC January 2, 2011 03:19 pm

    Peter, an interesting list you've compiled here! I find many 365 or 52 projects to be limiting due to the specifics of the subject - sometimes I just can't get "there" from "here". I may give this a whirl, though in a cut down 52 version rather than 365.

    Here's a New Years "Macro" (though taken in December :(, Happy New Year!


  • ryan January 2, 2011 03:00 pm

    Hey, I read this blog daily, and love the tips. I just wanted to contribute, so I am making a calendar with the weekly themes for other readers to subscribe to.


    You can subscribe using most calendar applications. (I am on April.. now, but I should be done in a bit)

    Thank you again for the great post!

  • karen aldrin January 2, 2011 02:35 pm

    Hi I am doing Project Life with Beck Higgins.I will try and take a picture a day for the album.This website I have found very useful in prompting me to document and ensure I use/take my photos.